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Authors:

If you are an author I have worked with and wish for me to review a book, please use the email address we have used in our communications.

I am having some health issues that are slowing down my progress with ebooks. While I sort through them and catch up on existing requests, review requests are closed for new authors.

To new authors interested in submitting a book, I hope to reopen requests in January 2022. However, I anticipate changing the process as this journey has brought me down a strange road, with some hateful authors, bickering, pleading for me to change my star rating, and other hostilities that, frankly, I don’t need considering I’m doing this at total cost to myself, my time, and my mental well-being.

I apologize for any inconvenience this might bring and urge you to explore other reviewers for the time being.


Notes
*Amazon is taking up to 3 days to post some reviews. The review will be dated for the day I submitted it when it posts. Keep that in mind when setting a deadline.

*Your book needs to be on Goodreads even if it hasn’t released yet, so I may review it when I’m finished as I cannot hold review notes for months.

*I do not accept PDFs.
They are clunky with the app, and you cannot make notes in them. If your PDF is formatted properly, you can use free file converters such as Calibre, Draft2Digital, PublishDrive, or Reedsy to convert it. 

*Reviews are free (as they should be!). I do not accept compensation for reviews. You may donate to my Ko-fi account should you want to support the blog.

*If your book doesn’t have a “look inside” feature on Amazon, I may request chapter previews.

*I love paperbacks. Have one? I’d be happy to read it.


FAQ

What genres do you review?
Historical Fiction, Teen & YA, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Dystopian, some Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller, Suspense, Humor, and some Memoirs. Take a look at my blog to see if your book might be the right fit.
(hint: I don’t love straight Sci-Fi, Western, Historical Romance, or Regency) 

How long does it take to receive my review?
The turnaround for an e-book is approximately 90 days. I try to make exceptions for new releases. I put timing preference towards paperbacks, which are usually completed in under 30 days.
Review turnaround times are an approximation and may vary depending on my current schedule.

Do you review all submitted books?
No. Sometimes because of personal preferences, I am unable to finish and review a book. I will message you to let you know if that happens.

Where do you post reviews?
I post here on the blog, Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub when the author uses it. I share on Twitter. Not all reviews are shared on my social media.

Do you review Anthologies?
No. I prefer to choose the authors I review for, and you cannot do that with multiple authors contributing to one book.

Will you do direct to Kindle?
If you’re an author I have worked with, yes. Do not insist you will only do direct to Kindle and then not offer Mobi format. (yes, that has happened multiple times)

Can I gift you a book through Amazon?
Yes, you can, though you don’t need to. However, the review will not be verified. See the verified review question below.

What makes a verified review?
A book is verified only if the reviewer buys it. This is the only way. If you gift me a book from Amazon, my review will not be verified because I didn’t pay for it, you did. I will not purchase a book for author reimbursement.